REU Online Application form

The NEPARS REU application form for the 2024 summer program is available here.


Completed application materials for NEPARS-REU undergraduate positions must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on Monday, February 19, 2024. Applicants will be notified of decisions by March 8, 2024.

Application Procedure

The online application asks students to provide:

  • contact information,
  • academic information (with upload of an unofficial college/university transcript(s)),
  • background information,
  • contact information for faculty/mentors that have been asked to provide recommendations, and
  • two carefully composed statements of interests and academic goals:
    • In 250 words or fewer (one paragraph), describe what led you to an interest in science, what led you to apply to this REU site, and what you hope to gain from this REU experience.
    • In 250 words or fewer (one paragraph), describe what experience(s) you have working with others and what you have gained from the experience(s).

After you have completed and submitted your online application form, the two faculty/mentors you provided information for on your application will be contacted about submitting a recommendation.


Undergraduate students (First-year, Sophomore, and Junior) working toward a degree in meteorology, atmospheric science, geoscience, environmental science, geography, computer science, mathematics, physics or other related degree program are encouraged to apply. Prior research experience is not required.

Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity

In our REU program, we are vested in the success of each participant and mentor, and committed to working together to build a welcoming, inclusive environment that allows each person to express themselves, explore new ideas and take risks.

We are committed to:

  • being a diverse community of people with ideas and approaches that make a difference locally, nationally and globally.
  • developing solutions, processes, and knowledge for all people. As a result, we embrace the vision that diversity in our program generates better learning outcomes, better citizens, and better scientists.

Funds for the REU student positions and operation of the REU site are contingent on availability of funding from the National Science Foundation.